Remove ads with our VIP Service
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 
- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 
Add Your Comments
- "The Interview" Release Scrapped [12/17]
- Des Moines, IA: Flix Brewhouse to Open in Merle Hay Mall December 17, 2014 [12/16]
- Des Moines, IA: Merle Hay Mall Cinema Closes, Flix Brewhouse to Open in Mall on Wednesday [12/16]
- Rocklin, CA: Studio Movie Grill Opening Soon [12/12]
- Baldwin, NY: Bow Tie Grand Avenue Cinemas Closed [12/11]
- Next James Bond Movie Has a Title: "Spectre" - Look at the Poster, the Car, see the Cast List, and watch the Announcement! [12/4]
- Carlsbad, CA: Moviemax Closes, Regal Carlsbad 12 Set to Open December 11, 2014 [12/3]
- Glenview, IL: Pacific Theatres Takes Over Former Regal Glen 10 Location [11/18]
- Hornell, NY: Movie Theater to Reopen in December [11/18]
- West Valley City, UT: Carmike Ritz 15 - Hollywood Connection Closed [11/17]
Parent company Time Warner announced today that it is consolidating New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Entertainment, with the former being operated as a unit of Warner Bros.
According to the press release, New Line will maintain separate development, production, marketing, distribution, and business affairs operations but will "will closely integrate and coordinate those functions with Warner Bros. to maximize film performance and operating efficiencies, achieve significant cost savings, and improve margins." In my experience, this is corporate-speak for "where there are two groups doing those functions, there will be one before long." "Efficiencies" and "synergies" are never good buzzwords for employees hoping to keep their jobs.
On that note, New Line’s Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs Robert Shaye and Michael Lynne have elected to leave the studio. It is ironic that a little more than two months after Peter Jackson is back for doing the two movies of The Hobbit, the prequels to the highly successful "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (read article about this news), the man who said "he [Jackson] will never make any movie with New Line Cinema again while I'm still working for the company" is now gone.
How will any of this affect the movies that we get to enjoy? Hopefully, not much. However, if this consolidation is a result of the mis-management of the profits from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and that, by doing so, it got some projects back on track (like The Hobbit), I'm glad that it happened. Let's hope that buzzword bingo doesn't hit the good people just trying to do their jobs too harshly.
Source: Time Warner Press Release
Add Your Comments
No comments found. Be the first and let us know what you think!
Add Your Comments
|Commenting on Journal Articles is available only to our readers who have customized this site, which makes it easier for you to complete the form and for us to contact you with any questions or concerns about your comments.|
Please login or register a new account before continuing.
Log in to retrieve your saved settings.
Forget Your Passcode?Send My Passcode To Me
Not Registered? Create a New Account!
Our registered members enjoy more features, including:
- Save Your Location -- the site remembers your location, no having to re-enter it each time you visit
- Favorite Theaters List -- keep a handy list of the theaters you attend
- Favorite Movies List - movies you want to see, all in one place
- Write Movie Reviews -- share your opinions of the movies you see
- Block Ads with VIP Service -- view this site ad free (subscription req'd)
Basic accounts are free -- sign up today!
Concerned About Privacy?
Journal/Blog - The Marquee - Movie Links - News and Events - Now Showing - Reader Reviews
Customize - VIP Service
|The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a service of SVJ Designs LLC. All graphics, layout, and structure of this service (unless otherwise specified) are Copyright © 1995-2014, SVJ Designs. The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a trademark of SVJ Designs. All rights reserved.
'ACADEMY AWARDS®' and 'OSCAR®' are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.